When you run for Congress, you accept a certain responsibility to show up to vote. Especially on the big questions. Now, however, House Republicans are floating the possibility that they simply vote ‘present’ when extending all but the highest rates of the Bush tax cuts. In other words, not vote against or for. Simply not vote at all. And then regroup early next year for another round of debt limit hostage taking.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.